Playing SWF Files on Macs with a Silicon M1 Chip

Adobe no longer supports the Flash Player since December 31, 2020. As a result, Flash was not adapted to run natively on M1 devices.

If you want to view SWF files on such a device, you’ll have to run Elmedia with a compatibility layer. In order to do this:

  • Go to Finder, then Apps, and find Elmedia Player.app.
  • Right-click the icon and choose “Get Info” from the menu.
  • Check “Open Using Rosetta”.
  • Close and relaunch Elmedia.

Why is there a warning when trying to play SWF under Rosetta?

SWF playback under Rosetta is not flawless. It is prone to glitching and crashing. Use the compatibility layer at your discretion.